Channel Africa Tackles Albinism

Channel Africa, an international radio service of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), will host a debate on Albinism on the 28th of March 2018. The debate will be held at the SABC’s Headquarters in Auckland Park – Johannesburg, where Channel Africa broadcasts.

The debate is intended to be part of an informal knowledge building radio programme, The Albinism Report, whose tagline is “The Enlightened Narrative”. This is a programme that demystifies myths and mysticism on albinism, whilst highlighting challenges and achievements of people with albinism.

The event will be a recorded two-hour discussion and debate under a motto linked to the theme on Human Rights- “People with Albinism have Human Rights too!!!” with a sub-theme per hour.

The sub-themes shall be, as follows:

  • Theme 1-Visual and Story Representation.
  • Theme 2- Language and Discourse on Albinism

This initiative is also in line with the United Nation’s recognition of the month of March as an “International Human Rights Month”.

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Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha talks about SAFTAs and working with Drake

Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha on Trending SA

Veteran actor and director Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha visited Trending SA where he talked about the SAFTAs abd being featured in Drake’s Apple music exclusive short film, Please Forgive Me.

Talking about how he got the role in the movie, Jerry Mofokeng said his agent called him up:

“My agent calls me and says: ‘Look, these guys are asking for you, they’re inviting you to go do this, would you like to? I mean it’s really nothing big, nothing special but…then I say: ‘It’s gonna be an adventure, let’s do this thing.

I get on set and they don’t have a script, they just have a few lines and the more they see me doing things, the more they increase the dialogue and the scenes and so on…it was great fun, but it was an adventure that’s all that it was,” – Jerry Mofokeng said.

Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha Trending SA

Speaking about the 2018 SAFTAs, Mofokeng, who is also one of the SAFTAs judging chairperson, said choosing the most deserving winner was not easy as they have to do some improvements first. 

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Melinda Bam And Kelly Gunnell Eliminated In Shock #TIOT8 Episode

Tropika Island Of Treasure Melinda Bam and Kelly Gunnell

The new season of Tropika Island Of Treasure is in full swing and after Tumi Voster and Mark-Anthony Bingham were the first to be eliminated, front-runners Melinda Bam and Kelly Gunnell (Team Coral) exited the show in what has become one of Tropika Island of Treasure’s most shocking eliminations.

Melinda and Kelly have been dominating the challenges throughout the season but after the leaderboard was cleared, their luck turned. Last week, the two received three points in a general knowledge challenge and the team couldn’t seem to pick themselves up. After being on the losing team of the human foosball challenge in last nights’ episode, Melinda and Kelly were the first team to complete and ultimately win the next puzzle challenge. But, after a tie-breaker challenge between competitors and #TeamBlue contestants Sbahle Mpisane and Nondu Mabizela, the two found themselves in the elimination challenge.

The elimination challenge saw bottom three teams Team Coral (Melinda Bam and Kelly Gunnell), Team White (Khanya Mkangisa and Mpande Buthelezi) and Team Yellow (Nay Maps and Rudi Witkowsky) test their puzzle-solving skills yet again and, shockingly, Team Coral came in last. The elimination came as a shock to the remaining contestants and is a reminder that anybody could leave at any time. 

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Lasizwe and Omuhle Gela Twitter fight

Lasizwe and Omuhle Gela Twitter fight

Actress and model best known for her role as Busi Motsamai in the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango, Omuhle Gela, recently did an interview with Lasizwe on Touch HD.

By the look of things, it seems like the interview went wrong as the actress took to Twitter where she expressed her dissatisfaction.

Taking to Twitter, Omuhle claimed that Lasizwe did not do his research

“Next time I do a radio or any interview and the person didn’t do their research I’m walking out. Last night was a mess. A smiled cause I had to. These young kids don’t care to research” Omuhle tweeted

Lasizwe clapped back at her accusations saying that his listeners did not care about what she had done and that the actress was just being ‘boujee’

“Darl…next time do some research urself.. my show isn’t a talk show. My show is a fun and interactive show. My listeners don’t care about what u have done, they care about a guests fun side n these kids…r coining it, Try stay relevant. Stop being Boujee” he responded.

Omuhle Gela responded to the tweet saying: “Then you shouldn’t have asked the questions if people don’t care”

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Bonnie Mbuli collaborates with international skincare brand

Bonnie Mbuli partners with Eau Thermale Avène

Afternoon Express presenter Bonnie Mbuli has collaborated with international skincare brand Eau Thermale Avène.

“I am so excited to reveal that I have teamed up with iconic skincare brand Eau Thermale Avène to help women across South Africa feel confident in their own skin again. I can’t wait to share this journey with you,” she wrote on Twitter.

“Many of you have been commenting on how healthy and radiant my skin has been looking recently. So what’s the secret? A healthier lifestyle and Eau Thermale Avène! I have been using their products for just over 2 months now and the results have been incredible! Join me over the next few months as I share my journey to radiant, even-toned skin with Avene SA,” – Bonnie added.

Eau Thermale Avène also expressed their excitement to work with Bonnie Mbuli, saying that the star will “help bring highly effective, specialised and affordable skincare solutions to women across South Africa.”


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Relebogile Mabotja produces The Man Council

Relebogile Mabotja produces The Man Council

Multi-talented, award-winning actress, singer, presenter, musical director, radio host and MC, Relebogile Mabotja, gets personal and real with The Man Council, the latest TV show that she produces which debuts tonight on BET Africa, DSTV Channel 129 at 22:30 CAT.

Join in on the conversation tonight using the hashtag #BETTheManCouncil and connect with the show online on the below social media handles.

The Man Council is a talk show hosted by TBose, Naked DJ and Khaya Dladla. The show was originally broadcasted online on Facebook Live with a slightly reserved take (with episodes still on the show’s fan page). The BET Africa version of The Man Council holds no barriers on sex, love and relationships. The six-part talk show gets to know some of the country’s favourite personalities’ private thoughts on subjects some find taboo.

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Trevor Noah opens up to Oprah Winfrey about his mom

Oprah Winfrey and Trevor Noah

Speaking to Oprah Winfrey as part of her SuperSoul Conversations series, comedian Trevor Noah opened up about his mother and the major influence she has had on his life.

Noah paid homage to his mother in a short video clip uploaded to the Oprah Winfrey Network’s YouTube channel.

Oprah started off by commenting on how “badass” Trevor’s mom was.

“Most people would have a sign to protest government oppression, my mother had me. In telling my story and writing this book, I never thought it was about my mom. I think most of us believe that we are the heroes of our story and in writing this story, I realised that I was my mother’s punk ass side-kick,” said Trevor.

When writing Born A Crime, Trevor didn’t intentionally set out to focus it around his mother. He was simply telling his life story.

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“I knew Ntando was the one” – Khaya Mthethwa

Ntandoyenkosi Kunene and Khaya Mthethwa

Singer-songwriter, musician, composer, arranger, and the multi-instrumentalist, Khaya Mthethwa, says he just knew he would not have to look any further the moment he met former Miss South Africa Ntandoyenkosi Kunene.

Khaya Mthethwa and his wife Ntandoyenkosi only dated for three months before tying the knot.

Speaking on Afternoon Express, Khaya revealed that tying the knot so early was not something he had planned but something his heart told him to do.

“To be honest, I didn’t plan on getting married last year. It was not something that was part of ‘the plan’ for my life but it was just something the I felt in my heart. When I met Ntando, I just knew. I was like, ‘this is it for me and I ain’t trying to waste the rest of my life without her” he said.

Speaking about his wife, the Pastor’s kid said, “She’s an incredible human being. She’s a strong character and comes from a phenomenal family. Everything about her culminates into this beautiful person that I want to spend the rest of my life with.”

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New Kid on the block Psy The Menace is inspired by Eminem

New Kid on the block Psy The Menace

It was imperative that we speak to Psy The Menace, the boy behind the hit “Lost in Melancholy” which got the people dancing in January.

Psy The Menace is a Botswana bread, Johannesburg based rapper and producer (who goes under the production moniker Arthur Valentine), he’s been pursuing music since 2014 and was part of an Alternative-Pop duo called Lucid180 in 2015.

He fully produced Long Time Coming with Botswana based artists JayK Rollin’ & O-Star, Shadows EP by Lucid180 and a low-fi EP called Opiates with Untamed Culture. You can listen to some of his tracks by visiting He’s set to pursue a solo career as a lead artist and he has a lot under his sleeve for the year.

Psy The Menace recently released his debut song titled “Lost in Melancholy” on the 20th of January as well as his second single titled “Nighsky” on the 12th of February. His first two features, one of which he produced will be released within the next two weeks. He’s also releasing monthly to give a back story into his debut EP that’s coming out in July with the unofficial title “Blossom Through the Wildernesses”

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Trevor Noah bags SuperSoul Sunday interview with Oprah Winfrey

Trevor Noah bags SuperSoul Sunday interview with Oprah

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah announced over the weekend that he was part of Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations recently.

Noah was interviewed on Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations in front of a live audience at New York’s legendary Apollo Theatre.

Oprah discussed Noah’s memoir, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, as well as the current political climate in the United States.

They discussed both having grown up using an outhouse. She said, “You never get over that smell.” Noah recounted a rumour from his childhood that a child had fallen into the pit toilet. “I was sure that had happened!” he said, pointing out that his grandmother still lives in the house he was brought up in, and still uses the outhouse, although it now has modern plumbing.

Oprah sat down with Salma Hayek, Jordan Peele and Trevor Noah for the conversation.

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